We’re officially underway to Hollywood’s movie award season as the winners for the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced last night. The ceremony took place at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC and are considered the first major ceremony of the awards season:

Here they are…

Best Feature
Winter’s Bone
Debra Granik, director; Anne Rosellini, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, producers (Roadside Attractions)

Best Documentary
The Oath
Laura Poitras, director/producer (Zeitgeist Films and American Documentary/POV)

Best Ensemble Performance
Winter’s Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Breznahan (Roadside Attractions)

Breakthrough Director

Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers (First Independent Pictures)

Breakthrough Actor
Ronald Bronstein
in Daddy Longlegs (IFC Films)

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

Mike Ott, director; Frederick Thornton, Laura Ragsdale, Sierra Leoni, producers